king of ‘Scotland’ (889–900). Donald is the first king to be referred to as ‘rí Alban’, ‘king of Scotland’. ‘Scotland’ in this period, however, was only the eastern region north of the Forth. Donald was son of Constantine I. His family had lost power between 878 and 889, but monopolized the kingship thereafter for 145 years. Donald's reign, like his father's, was plagued by Scandinavian incursions.
Subjects: British History.